Trigger Thumb Surgery Options

Feb 15, 2021

Welcome to Regency Square Care Center, your trusted resource for top-notch geriatric and aging care in the health industry. In this article, we will explore trigger thumb surgery options and the specialized treatments offered by our renowned team of experts.

Understanding Trigger Thumb

Trigger thumb is a condition characterized by the locking or catching of the thumb when trying to straighten or bend it. It often results from inflammation or thickening of the flexor tendon that enables finger movement. This condition commonly affects individuals in the geriatric population and can cause pain and limited mobility.

Causes and Symptoms

Trigger thumb can develop due to various factors, such as repetitive hand movements, arthritis, diabetes, or direct trauma. The early signs of trigger thumb include discomfort when gripping objects, stiffness, and a noticeable clicking sensation during thumb movement.

Non-surgical Treatment Options

Before considering surgical interventions, it is essential to explore non-surgical treatment options that may alleviate trigger thumb symptoms. Our experienced team at Regency Square Care Center may recommend:

  1. Hand Therapy: Our skilled therapists employ targeted exercises and techniques to improve thumb flexibility and reduce inflammation.
  2. Medication: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or corticosteroid injections can provide temporary relief from thumb pain and inflammation.
  3. Splinting: Wearing a thumb splint or brace can help immobilize the affected thumb, promoting healing and reducing discomfort.

Surgical Interventions

When non-surgical treatments fail to provide adequate relief, trigger thumb surgery becomes a viable option. At Regency Square Care Center, our highly skilled surgeons offer the following surgical interventions:

1. Open Release Surgery

In open release surgery, a small incision is made to access the affected area. The surgeon then releases the constricting sheath, allowing the flexor tendon to glide smoothly, reducing thumb locking, and improving mobility.

2. Percutaneous Release Surgery

Percutaneous release surgery is a minimally invasive procedure performed through a tiny incision under local anesthesia. Using specialized instruments, the surgeon carefully divides the constricting sheath to free the thumb, providing relief from trigger thumb symptoms.

3. Endoscopic Release Surgery

Endoscopic release surgery is another minimally invasive approach that utilizes a small camera (endoscope) and specialized instruments. Through tiny incisions, the surgeon examines and releases the constricting sheath, resulting in improved thumb function and diminished pain.

Post-surgery Care and Recovery

Following trigger thumb surgery, our expert team provides comprehensive post-operative care and guidance to ensure optimal recovery. This may include physical therapy, wound care, and specific exercises to regain thumb strength and flexibility.

Choosing Regency Square Care Center for Trigger Thumb Surgery

Regency Square Care Center stands out as a leader in geriatric and aging care, providing state-of-the-art trigger thumb surgery options. Our multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals is dedicated to delivering individualized care with compassion.

When you choose us for your trigger thumb surgery, you can expect:

  • Expert Surgeons: Our skilled surgeons have vast experience in performing trigger thumb surgeries, ensuring exceptional outcomes.
  • Comprehensive Approach: We provide a holistic approach to trigger thumb treatment, utilizing advanced techniques and personalized care plans.
  • Supportive Environment: Our friendly staff creates a warm and supportive environment, making your experience comfortable and stress-free.

Contact Regency Square Care Center today to discuss your trigger thumb surgery options and set up a consultation with one of our specialists. Take the first step towards a pain-free and mobile future!